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How News About Crime Warps Your Brain

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Focusing on danger increases people’s perceptions of the general danger in their environment,“Fear drives people to seek answers and look for blame to feel safe.” It’s mostly the more unusual and horrific events that get reported precisely because of their novelty. But this has the side effect of making people fear things that for the most part, they don’t need to fear .If you’re not reading about it, you’re not thinking about it, and if you’re not thinking about it, you’re probably less afraid of it. If you’re starting to feel frightened, overwhelmed, and upset about the flood of terrible news overtaking your social media, it’s 100% okay to step away and even take a few days’ break if you can

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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